Piloting the Jr. Advocates Program

Piloting the Jr. Advocates Program By Maria Williams, GAC co-chair This year we piloted a Jr. Advocates Program. The program is designed for children ages 6 through 13 who participate in Fight CRC’s annual advocacy event, Call-on Congress. The idea started as a suggestion from…

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ADVOCACY UPDATE – SEPTEMBER 2014

Advocates, Congress took a five-week break in August and early September but that didn’t slow us down! Between our advocacy and awareness efforts, we’ve stayed busy. For real-time updates, be sure to join our Advocates Facebook Group. Why Advocate? Chris Heffelbower, a stage IV survivor from…

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The 2015 Call-on Congress Scholarship Fund

In 2013, Fight Colorectal Cancer introduced something new; a Call-on Congress Scholarship Fund. Thanks to survivor and longtime advocate Liz Dennis, five new warriors joined us on the Hill that year. The passion that was shown by our newbies tugged on the hearts of everyone,…

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Meet the One Million Strong – Chris Heffelbower

Publicly Sharing My Battle, by Chris Heffelbower Being diagnosed with colon cancer is a lonely and isolating experience…until you find other awesome and fabulous survivors. My first reaction when I learned that I had colon cancer was: “a 37 year-old doesn’t get colon cancer.”  I…

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Emily’s Thank You to our Grassroots Action Committee

by Emily White, Advocacy Manager At Fight Colorectal Cancer, maybe our mantra should be “it takes a village to grow a movement.” We couldn’t do what we do without the support of committed volunteers and advocates across the country. At the core of Fight Colorectal…

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Advocates… Will You Be Our Valentine?

Today we want to tell our advocates how much we LOVE you. Check out which candy heart messages our staff and some of our board members would give each of you… VANESSA KURTZER – ANSWER LINE ASSOCIATE The word I give our advocates is “Hero.”…

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Saying Goodbyes

As long as we live, they too will live;
 for they are now a part of us, as we remember them. (Excerpt from the poem, “We Remember Them” – Author Unknown) The last two weeks have taken a toll on the colorectal cancer community. Many of…

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How 4 Young Survivors Changed the Call-on Congress

This year’s Call-on Congress introduced something new:  a scholarship fund. One survivor honoring her mother opened the door for three fellow colorectal cancer survivors to join our advocacy efforts. And what a great door they opened. Here are their stories and how they set a…

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Tuesday Recap | 2013 Call-on Congress

I’ve never served in the military but I can only imagine what soldiers go through the night before they leave for deployment or battle. Years of training and preparation lead up to the big day. It’s the military-version of starring on Broadway. It must feel…

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